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Bits: 50% off Singapore Airlines redemptions, £15 Uber bonus, £30 HotelTonight credit

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News in brief:

Singapore Airlines launches ‘50% off’ sale on economy redemptions

Singapore Airlines is currently offering selected routes – including London – at a 50% discount for redemptions.

The bad news is that only economy seats are included!  You can only get this price on one of the four daily flights out of London – the 11am A380 departure.  This means you will be sitting in the A380 economy cabin below which I photographed last week.

You can ONLY book these seats using Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, not partner miles.  However, the good news is that KrisFlyer is an American Express Membership Rewards partner at 1:1.  This means that you can redeem a one-way flight to or from Singapore for just 17,500 miles!

This price excludes fuel surcharges which, on Singapore Airlines, are quite heavy.  I paid £455 per person for the business class redemptions we are flying this weekend so I imagine economy will be a touch over £300 return.

You must fly by 10th July which doesn’t give you long.  Plenty of other routes are included as well – Singapore to Bali is just 3,750 miles each way for example.

The only other European route included is Zurich.  The Manchester service, via Munich, is not there.

You can find out more on the Singapore Airlines website here.

£15 Uber sign-up bonus extended

If you haven’t tried out the cab app Uber yet, now is an excellent opportunity.  The ‘first ride’ bonus you get when you sign up is now £15.  This will be a permanent offer for readers of Head for Points.

The credit is valid for three months so it is worth signing up even if you won’t be in an Uber city for a few weeks.

The £15 is valid against your first ride.  Unused credit is lost so it is best to make your first ride a longer one – or take an UberLUX and arrive in a Mercedes S-Class!

Uber is currently available in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Wakefield and Newcastle.  It is also operates outside the UK but the £15 credit is only valid for a ride in the UK.

To claim your £15 credit, simply download the Uber app for your smartphone and enter the code HEADFORPOINTS on the payment page.

£30 HotelTonight sign-up credit for new users

Finally, if you are looking for a UK hotel for the Bank Holiday weekend, don’t forget that Head for Points readers receive an exclusive £30 credit when they sign up to short-notice hotel booking app HotelTonight.

The minimum spend is just £84 (£70 + VAT) which means a saving of 35% if you find something at exactly £84.

Full details are in this article here.

Hotel offers update – June 2022:

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Want to buy hotel points? There is:

  • a 80% to 100% bonus when you buy Hilton Honors points by 19th July 2022 (buy here)
  • a mystery 40% to 55% bonus when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 15th July (buy here)
  • a 30% bonus when you buy 5,000+ World of Hyatt points by 1st August (buy here)

Comments (22)

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  • Alice says:

    What you don’t mention in the article is that you also get a free £20 Uber ride for referring somebody.

    • Rob says:

      That is true, albeit they tend to be used for £5 rides to drop my kids at school or take my son to his swimming class, so I lose £15 each time! I am ambivalent between £20 referral credit and £10 credit, believe it or not – at least the £10 ones don’t give me a guilt trip about ‘wasting’ £15 when I do a short ride!

      I heard of a US blogger last week who has $90,000 of Uber credit …..

      • xcalx says:

        That makes my £70 referral credit look a bit sad. My credits are from Jan 2015 I thought they could be stacked, has it always been £10 limit per ride?

        • Rob says:

          It changed recently, you now get a free ride voucher worth up to £10.

  • xcalx says:

    Uber Bradford started up last Friday.

    • Rob says:

      Thanks, looks like they are taking over West Yorkshire by stealth!

  • JT says:

    New amex offer: Spend £30 and get £10 back on amazon. Limited to first 8000. Register via

    • Rob says:

      Thanks. Gift cards ahoy then!

    • AndyGWP says:

      thanks – can’t see this one lasting long! 🙂

    • Alan says:

      Nice spot! That’s my Plat, Plat supp, Lloyds, bmi Amex all registered 😀

      • Alan says:

        Don’t seem to be getting the usual registration confirmation emails this time though, always liked having them in case any issues down the line!

        • pol says:

          not appearing under saved offers either.

        • Rob says:

          It is on the cardmemberoffers site so there should not be any problems.

          If concerned, just register the card but delay ordering anything. It is the first 8,000 registrations that count.

          • Alan says:

            Seems to be working fine judging from the other thread – some Amex offers where you register on the website send confirmation emails though, not quite worked out the logic yet! Have 3 Aussie Amex cards too but can’t imagine them working!

    • Fenny says:

      Pity I ordered £30 of light bulbs on Monday, but I’m sure I can find a use for this!

    • Roberto says:

      thanks.. £30 gift card done.

  • xcalx says:

    Bits. Cheers Rob, just noticed that the 1000 Avios for downloading the Halo app are in my IB account

    • signol says:

      Mine too, but for some reason I couldn’t combine my Avios with either BAEC or

  • James67 says:

    OT: IHG 1000 points for first 300 responses to survey. Many of you probably just got this in your email this evening. My partner and I did our surveys at same time but despite giving very different responses we both got kicked out at same point after IHG had already collected a substantial amount of useful information. Not to impressed with IHG, i feel they are taking advantage of msjority of respondents for no return so think twice before wasting your time on this.

    • Alan says:

      Exactly the same here, couldn’t even be bothered Tweeting them about my annoyance! I don’t mind one or two screening questions, but not pages and pages and then chuck folk out the survey!

      • James67 says:

        I left e-rewards for same reason. About five years ago surveys were reasonable and often a good way of topping up account to round and useful numbers of points or miles. Now too many surveys just take adntage of respondents time.

  • Sarah Murray says:

    Hotel Tonight – be careful because a search for Birmingham will bring up the Westin and the Copthorne in the search results.. Which is fine except that the Westin is in Alabama, and the Copthorne is in the West Midlands!

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